The work of Dustin Davis

Description

Inzolo is a zero based, envelope budget system.

Features

This is a very dynamic web application with a lot of jQuery and Ajax cooked in.

Technologies Used

Python, Django, MySQL, SQLite, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, XHTML, AJAX, JSON

Description

I wrote this application to help my wife and I as we were looking for a new home. It allows you to add house listing detail with link to various sites and Google maps.

Technologies Used

Python, Django, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, Ajax, Javascript, jQuery, Blueprint CSS

Description

I've owned this domain for quite a few years, but just recently started to build on it. I've always held off due to the size of the project, but once I found Django I decided to get started on it. It's basically a used car classifieds system. Basic functionality to add/edit classified ads and photos is there as well as searching the classifieds. There is still development work to be done and of course marketing to actually get some classified ads on the site.

Technologies Used

Python, Django, JavaScript(Prototype, Scriptaculous), CSS, XHTML, PHP, MySQL, Apache

Description

I built Mini Site Tracker as a service for those who are in the business of building "mini sites". This tool helps you keep track of all your registar and hosting accounts (usernames, passwords, login pages, cost, etc.), all of your domains (cost, renewal dates, etc.), and all of your websites on those domains.

It is set up to allow multiple users so you can add outsource workers to view all or some of your account information to help the help you.

Technologies Used

Python, Django, SQLite, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Whois

Description

I wrote this site to promote Nintendo Wii items - mainly on eBay. This site can display various eBay listings based on keywords and category IDs. There are tracking methods built in to help determine profitable campaigns.

There is a back-end reporting area to show stats such as recent visitors, keywords used to find the site, pages visited, earnings per page, daily profits graphs, etc.

I use cron jobs to get reporting data from the Ebay Partner Network and from daily email reports sent from Google Adwords and Google Adsense.

I have similar websites set up promoting various things but will not add them all to this portfolio.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Cron, CSS, XHTML, Javascript, Wordpress, Fushion Charts, EPN, IMAP

Description

This was trade work arranged from Craigslist. Eric painted my house in return for this website. Eric is an artist and wanted an online presence to share his work.

He provided a Photoshop design for the site. I sliced and made the template and coded it in PHP using the CakePHP Framework.

Technologies Used

PHP, CakePHP, XHTML, CSS, Wildflower CMS, Javascript, Ajax, Prototype, Scriptaculous, jQuery

Description

Online classifieds system for property owners to list hunting leases for sale and hunters to find them. Based in Texas.

I basically did the lease listing system while others maintain articles and other site content for SEO purposes.

Features

Admin section to maintain users & listings. Image uploading with resizing. Editing features.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Smarty, GD Libraray (Image functions), AJAX (Image sorting, Dynamic saves)

NOTE

Unfortunately, this company decided to sell out to a larger company in order to help their cashflow. The larger company decided to end this business less than a year later.

Description

Around The Block is a scrapbooking supply company that creates paper and all kinds of innovative scrapbooking tools. I took over as their website administrator and rewrote the site using PHP and Smarty. I've added a custom build shopping cart (it's private - for scrapbooking stores only) and photo gallery.

Features

Custom built shopping cart for scrapbooking stores to order products online. Custom built photo gallery to highlight customers unique creations using Around The Block products. Product directory that used the same layout and code as the shopping cart that is viewable to the general public. Retailer directory sorted by states & countries.

Technologies Used

XHTML, PHP, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, Smarty, Mod_Rewrite, GDI, Credit Card Processing, SSL

Description

Although there are a number of freelance portals on the web, I wanted to create one that is simple for all to use that is loaded with cool and timesavings features. I use GetAFreelancer.com often, but I spent a lot of time giving them ideas to improve their site in various ways. Needing a final project for a web development course in college, I finally decided to develop my own freelance portal.

Background

Looking at all the feature involved in a freelance portal, I really didn't want to write my own from scratch. But, I needed to do a final project for a web development course in college. Rather than doing yet another shopping cart in ASP.NET, I got permission to implement this idea.

Features

Built on phpBB board which can be implemented on the site if desired.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, RSS Feeds, mod_rewrite, cron, custom affiliate program, PayPal integration

Description

This is was my first business domain (second domain after Davisvillage.com). I got a Palm IIIc from work and wrote a home teaching program on a demo of NSBasic. To have it last longer than five days I needed to register NSBasic. So I decided to make it shareware to recoup the $150 it would cost to register. My wife was skeptical, but it paid off. I later wrote other Palm & Pocket PC applications which continue to sell.

Shiblon.com continues to bring the most most reliable income, even though it is modest. The most popular selling program lately has been MyWard.

Behind the Scenes

There are many behind the scenes features than no one but myself will ever see. They include an admin interface for tracking registrations and resending lost codes, or generating codes where needed.

I also wrote a custom Mailing list program to send monthly status of new programs or updates.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, CSS, Javascript, Perl, NSBasic, VB.NET, PHPMailer, PayPal (Single Item Purchase, IPN)

Description

DVD Anthology is a free service that allows users to easily compile lists of owned DVDs and wish lists. There are a number of different formats to print these lists off, including check-out lists if you have a habbit of loaning your movies to friends and family.

The service works heavily with Amazon web service for DVD information. Main DVD information is imported to the local server when added to a persons list or wish list.

Background

I created DVD Anthology to fill a college database programming requirement. The class was for Microsoft SQL Server but due to my limitaions on my hosting server I used MySQL. I created functions where I would have otherwise use triggers, etc.

Features

Print lists. Keep track of owned DVDs. Create a DVD wish list. See best prices on Amazon.com. See Reviews and ratings from Amazon.com. Get latest prices from eBay auctions. Keep track of DVD you have loaned out. View friends DVD lists.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, phpBB Fourm, XML, Amazon Web Services, Javascript, CSS

Description

This project was started to created a better version of DVD Anthology, but I have never got around to finishing it.

Plans

Ultimately I'd like this to replace DVD Anthology because it has a nicer interface, but DVD Anthology currently has a large user base and more features so I don't know that it ever will. It may just be a competitor.

Technologies Used

PHP, Smarty, MySQL, XML, Amazon Web Services, Photoshop, Simple Machines Forum, Wordpress, CSS, XHTML

Description

ZuSHOP is a site where you can find the current listed items of the ClickBank market place, as well as older items that may no longer be listed. It has a convenient search tool if you are looking for items related to a key word.

The site is fairly new still, so not all my desired features have been implimented yet.

Features

Has the ability to get up to 8 product prices and calculates the amount of commission you will earn on each if you choose to affiliate the product.

This was my first attempt to utilize CSS design to it's fullest. The layout does not use tables.

Background

About a year and a half before creating ZuSHOP, I created a Perl script that parsed information from ClickBank. I stored the information in a MySQL database. I never really did much with it. I experimented with ad features much like Google Adsense (see the resulting Adbad.com) but results on my own pages didn't warrant going forward with it.

I decided to create this site to make a mini mall and affilate all the products and track information that would be helpful to me. In the end, I rewrote the parsing routines in PHP.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Perl, CSS, mod_rewrite

Description

This is nothing more than my personal blog using Wordpress with a number of plug-ins. Sometimes blog posts are commercial in nature, but that's what I do.

Technologies Used

WordPress, Photoshop

Description

This is a niche community site for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who use PDA's (Palm OS & Pocket PC). I mainly developed this site to have a central resource for downloads, links, and a forum. And, of course, to advertise Shiblon.com if I so desired.

Features

This site was originally created with PHP Nuke, but I laterd changed it to CPG Nuke after have a few security issues with the former. I've yet to upgrade to the latest version of Dragonfly CMS due to various custom programming I've done with the modules.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, CPG Nuke, mod_rewrite

Description

This was my first attempt to create a ClickBank product. Linkcloak works much like TinyURL.com, but allows you to cloak links if desired and track hits. It was originally a pay for use service, but I decided I didn't want to spend any time supporting the service, so I made it free.

The Wizard Troll

The wizard troll was sketched for me by my brother at my request. I tried by best to make it digital, but didn't really do it justice. :)

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Perl, mod_rewrite, regex

Description

Set up template system for StaggsGroup.com. StaggsGroup.com has many employees that can have their own domain name. In order to give employees some options to the look & feel of their personal site, I created this template system where they can change their template on the backend. I added 3 new templates for users to choos from. All sites have the same content except for some custom text and image on the contact screen.

Technologies Used

PHP, Pear, MySQL, XHTML, CSS, Javascript

Description

After using Linkcloak for some time, I decided I wanted the same capablities on a number of different domains I owned. I wrote Super Affiliate Link Manager for this purpose.

This was also my first exposure to Smarty. I used it on this project mainly to see how it works and how well I liked it.

Feeling that others may want this same type of tool, I set it up to sell on ClickBank.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Perl, mod_rewrite, Smarty, ClickBank Integration, regex

Description

My high school alumni site - Union High School, Roosevelt, Utah.

Background

I credit this site with learning PHP, and ASP for that matter. An fellow alumni owned UnionHigh.org. Rather than trying to start a competative alumni site (It's a very small school anyway), I contacted him to see if I could help with it. It was on a Windows box and ASP was really the only thing available if I wanted to make the site dynamic. So I got a Webmonkey ASP crash course and created my first dynamic website. This was probably 2000 - 2001.

One day the site was just gone and the domain name registered to some other company. Then UnionHigh.com became available so I registered it and bought the cheapest hosting account I could find. The only thing available this time was PHP. So again, I took another Webmonkey crash course and reprogrammed the site in PHP. The original code can still be found on WXHS.com.

After doing other PHP work I decided to rewrite the whole thing. After about a year of the new system I decided wanted all the features that could be found in CPG-Nuke, so I wrote a custom alumni module and that is where it stands today.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, CPG-Nuke/Dragonfly CMS, mod_rewrite, Javascript

Details

I added a section in the admin tools allow an upload of a Microsoft Excel file with shipping information. The import adds tracking numbers to the database for customers to view and updates actual shipping costs. Also include customized error reporting and notes from which the company the product was shipped.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Excel Import Class, CSS

Description

This site features a side-by-side comparison to the two major satellite dealers in the US, DIRECTV and Dish Network.

Features

Allows current customers to post reviews of satellite service they have recieved in the past, or currently recieve.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS

Description

Atlanta Braves merchandise catalog. This is essentially on the Atlanta Braves merchandise one could find on Amazon put into a separate site.

Description

Blog about LDS topics.

Technologies Used

Built Using WordPress. Applied various plugins. Modified default template. Header Graphic in Photoshop.

Description

This was my first freelance website. I basically created the site, went to the business owner (whom I knew) and offered this new layout and the opportunity to host. He gladly accepted and I still save him $90 per month compared to his previous web development company.

Technologies Used

PHP, Email to Fax, JavaScript DHTML

Description

I was referred by Kithche Bath & Spa to do this site. It's basically and information site for Spa World, located in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL

Description

Ebook I wrote to help people find good hosting packages and save on the cost of buying domains and hosting a website.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, mod_rewrite

Description

This site is owned by a great friend of mine. I gave him my PHP code that was used originally on UnionHigh.com to help automate his alumni site.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Javascript

Description

I was asked to create a simple website for a tanning salon. The client had already selected a template from Monster Templates. I took the photoshop file, changed a few elements, resliced it and made it an xhtml valid template which I broke into a php header & footer file for consistency.

The content was basically given to me by the client.

Technologies Used

PHP, Photoshop, CSS, XHTML

Description

Okay, my brother's wife's sister started this business. I was only her host, but her site was atrocious and created in Word, with a lot of Comic Sans text!

I offered to through it all into Frontpage and apply a common them to each page. The results turned out not bad, for a Frontpage site.

I then wrote a couple of simple forms to submit emails to her from the site.

My brother drew the logo and I colored it it photoshop - yes, I know of better ways to do this now. ;)

Technologies Used

PHP, Frontpage 2003, Frontpage Templates

Description

This site was created for information on my mother-in-law's restaurant in Alpine, UT. This restaurant eventually closed and Carmela's became a catering service. Now, the building is vacant and will be leased as office space.

Technologies Used

PHP

Status

This business has closed its doors. It's too bad, I did some pretty cool things on this site.

Description

Allows users to browse investment properties and reserve for purchase. Administrative features allows owner to list properties, maintain users, create simple reports, and other custom functions.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, Smarty, AJAX, CSS, Apache Redirects (to display default images)

Description

Free for-sale-by-owner listing site. Due to the number of these sites, this one doesn't get much exposure and I don't bother advertising it. It was built using OpenRealty, which isn't the greatest designed script to begin with.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, OpenRealty.org

Description

Commercial lending side of StaggsGroup.com. I used a template from TemplateMonster.com and highly modified the flash and html to suit my needs.

Features

Affiliate tracking system. Links to StaggsGroup.com will show Staggs commericial logo and give appropriate commissions to referring lenders.

Technologies Used

XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, PHP

Description

With my alumni sites adding up, I created this site to be a central portal and hoped that it might aid in increasing search engine results for each of these alumni sites.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, php Link Directory

Description

This is simple Perl script that converts some basic code into a tabled form. I used this in the past to quickly create new forms styled the way I wanted.

Technologies Used

Perl/CGI

Description

This was freelance work I won from GetAFrelancer.com. The owner wanted a Nuke style community site. I suggested Dragonfly. I installed some 3rd party modules (such as TotalCalendar) and wrote a custome modules for an RSS feed.

The owner later had me set up a similar site at PulaskiDays.com.

You can see my project rating from "ghammer" at GAF.

Technologies Used

Dragonfly CMS, RSS (XML), mod_rewrite, CSS, PHP, MySQL

Description

Yet another CPG Nuke site with my custom alumni module, this time for my brother's high school. See details on UnionHigh.com for more infomation.

Description

This was created after a number of requests from users of DVD Anthology who wanted to keep track of their music CDs as well. It hasn't become as popular as DVD Anthology. I suspect this is because 1) lack of promotion, and 2) CDs are not as popular as DVDs, nor is the need to track them.

Features

CD Anthology is more light-weight than DVD Anthology. There is less stored in the local database and more reliance on Amazon web services.

It was built on a phpBB database which allows for better integration and built in features associated with phpBB, such as login, private messages, etc.

Technologies Used

PHP, MySQL, phpBB, Javascript, XML, Amazon web services

Description

Freelance project that integrated photopost, photopost classifieds, and phpBB2. This is basically a community website that allows users to post images, classifieds, and forum entries.

Description

Another CPG Nuke site with my custom alumni module, this time for my wife's high school. See details on UnionHigh.com for more infomation.